How to repair a broken fairing deflector piece


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5150Jim
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How to repair a broken fairing deflector piece

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I know it's not a big deal, but the fairing deflector on the left side of my '89 GL1500 had a broken hook and I wanted something that would hold the part in the hole.


I found a small part from a florescent light (the little tab that holds the sheet metal on the box) and thought it might work for my bike. And it did!


The first thing I did was cut one end off.


Then I bent the remaining tabs down against the body of the part.


Next I used Q-Bond black powered and sprinkled it around then used a few drops of the glue.


After a few seconds of drying I sprinkled more of the Q-Bond black powered and more glue.


And then I just put it back on the bike.


I just eyeballed it and it came out correct! And I hope this is useful to someone.


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Re: How to repair a broken fairing deflector piece

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Good fix. Those tabs are a real pain.
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Re: How to repair a broken fairing deflector piece

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nice job, I like it. simple and effective 8-)
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